Matvienko: the military operation of Russia in Syria will be protracted

GENEVA, 19 October. Military operation of Russia in Syria will be protracted, and its timing will depend on the results of the fight against terrorists, said at a press conference the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.

“We don’t think that air operations will be protracted, the terms thereof will be determined by the results of the fight against the Islamic state and international terrorism. It is extremely important to finish this world is evil in its lair, not allowing the spread of ISIS international terrorist groups in other countries, other regions, including in Russia,” she said.

Blows to positions of terrorists

Russian aircraft began to fight against militants of the “Islamic state” in Syria September 30, after treatment of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

In aviagruppa included more than 50 aircraft and helicopters, including su-34 and su-24M, su-25, su-30CM, Mi-8 and Mi-24. The operation also involved the Navy of the Russian Federation.

On the night of 7 October, the ships of the Caspian flotilla of the Caspian sea caused by the objects of the IG in Syria massive strike with cruise missiles of sea basing “the Caliber of NC”. The Russian authorities have repeatedly stressed that the possibility of a land operation of the Russian armed forces in Syria is completely excluded.

Over the past day Russian aircraft the aviation section in Syria has completed 33 sorties over 49 objects of terrorists “Islamic state”, located in the provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Idlib, Latakia and Hama.

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The strikes destroyed two command centers of the terrorist groups, three warehouses of munitions and weapons, two underground bunker, 32 firing positions in mountainous-wooded terrain, nine fortified firing positions of the armed gangs, as well as a workshop for the production of launchers and rockets.


“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).